• MeetDr. Cheong

    Voted by Peers as aTampa Top Doctors
    • Board Certified/Fellowship Trained
    • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • Specializes in Disorders of the Hips, Knees, & Shoulders
    • 2013 and 2014 “Attending of the Year” University of South Florida Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    • The only orthopedic surgeon in West Florida offering Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty using the MAKO robotic system.
  • Regain movement & strengthComplex Joint Reconstruction

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant & Benign disorders of the musculoskeletal system Orthopedic Oncology

  • Restore function with the most intricate procedure Limb Preservation Surgery

Minimally Invasive Total knee Replacement

Total knee arthroplasty, also called as total knee replacement is a surgical option to treat arthritis of the knee where the complete knee joint is replaced with artificial knee components. The surgery can be performed using traditional approach using larger incisions or with minimally invasive procedure where multiple smaller incisions are used to perform total knee arthroplasty. Less invasive approach has gained more popularity than the traditional open surgery because of the advantages such as:

  • Minimal tissue damage – muscles and tendons are avoided or separated, not cut
  • Quicker and less painful rehabilitation
  • Smaller incisions and minimal scarring – two incisions of 1½ to 2 inches each, rather than one 10- to 12-inch incision
  • Minimized hospital stay – 1-2 days (vs. 3-5 days); some patients go home in less than 24 hours
  • Minimal blood loss and less need for pre-surgery blood donation
  • Faster return to work and daily activities

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Patient Testimonails - David Cheong MD - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Patient Testimonials

Patient Testimonails - David Cheong MD - Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Cheong is one of the best doctors we have ever had, and a real credit to OAWF and Mease Countryside Hospital. His skill and personality are impeccable and when we asked the nurses how they enjoyed working with Dr. Cheong, they couldn’t say enough about his skill and treatment of the patients and nursing staff.